Friday, February 12, 2010

We're Hopp'n' at Everything Scrapp'n

I know we're a day early for the blog hop... no the snow or cold weather haven't knocked us off our rockers.  Heather just figured that many of you would be snuggling up to your honey on the 14th since it's Valentine's Day & not really thinking of scrapbooking.  So we'll be leaving the contest open all weekend either way you will not miss your chance to enter.  What's the prize this time... 5 yards of ribbon - leave a comment on the ES store blog.

I'm the first stop....

I love to watch the Olympics & back in 1996 we were fortunate enough to have the games here in Atlanta.  I still have a couple photos that were scrapped back then but among my water damaged albums so they have been crying out for a redo.  What perfect time then when the Winter Olympics are starting to inspire me to get them scrapped.  I had saved one of the event tickets to put on the page.

I loved watching the sports - especially swimming.  But what I remember the most is being able to walk all around town.  I'm talking miles & miles of streets closed to cars.  It was incredible.  I took the boys & their friends down there several times by myself & felt very safe.

The colors in the photos are so vibrant that I it was difficult finding papers that worked.  My Mind's Eye is always a good choice since "the backs" have simple patterns with pretty colors & every collection has a pretty stripe)

Using the Fiskars punch made easy work of threading the ribbon & string.  It creates a bit of geometrical interest.

I love this My Mind's Eye paper - it's the perfect background
The subtle details really have a lot of style. 
The weight of their paper is similar to expensive cardstock.

Supplies:  Paper (My Mind's Eye - Chasse' Notebook Doodles Paper , My Mind's Eye - Passion - Robin's Eggs Paper, My Mind's Eye - Grow Just Stripes, & Pink Paislee - Facinating Spectacular); Ribbon (American Crafts - Red); String (Coats & Clarks); Letters (American Crafts - Thickers); Journaling Spot (My Mind's Eye - Bloom Accessory Sheet); Bling (Prima - Say it in Pearls Strip Black); Border Punches (Fiskars); Adhesive (Tombow); Pen (American Crafts); Thread (Coats & Clarks)

For my second layout - you know I had to do a pet page.  I like to use unexpected products for my critter layouts.  Webster's Pages is so elegant & just what I wanted on this page with a photo that was just the oposite.  Just look at that pose - not too classy Pom Pom Kitty (yes that is HIS name - when we got him he loved playing with pom poms from the craft store & we started calling him that... shortening it to PPK lol)

I so need a new pen... my favorite brown American Crafts.

Adding a bit of stitching around the border sticker gave a finished look.

I like to stagger paper & ribbon to make a substantial border. 
It adds weight to the bottom of the page and anchors it.

This 12 x 12 sheet of stickers from Webster's Pages is a great value for the money.
Look at all the different images to use on many different pages.  I love the colors & details.
For this layout I used the outside shaped border & the simple circular border strip.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill - Kraft); Paper (Webster's Pages - Violette Winds, Webster's Pages - Soar Blue Skies, Webster's Pages - Wishes Come True, My Mind's Eye - Love Desire, & Webster's Pages - Grow Dreams); Border Stickers (Webster's Pages - 12x12 Nature Diecut Stickers); Border Punch (Fiskars); Trim (Prima - Trim by the Yard,); Chipboard Letters (American Crafts - Thickers);  Pins (Maya Road - Trinket Pins Clear Jewels); Thread (Coats & Clarks); Pen (American Crafts... I know I need a new one I'm almost out of ink lol).

I'm sure you will want to spend a bit of scrappy money this weekend. ES is having a great sale:  February 13th - 15th, Happy Valentine's Day! 45% off your entire order, Code: Valentines

Well that's all folks from me today.  I'm spending the weekend recovering from my stay in he hospital Friday for tests relating to the fall in December (I'm hoping this will give the docs the info to treat me & relieve all this pain... I want to get back to my old self ...

The next stop is Jana she always has some beautiful creations & the cutest little boy.

I hope you have a fantastic love filled weekend.


Viji Siddharth said...

Oh suz ..both the layouts are awesome! Especially the pet page!!! I totally love the small strips of border..I so want that apron lace punch! I think it totally rocks!! I love the thickers you used for What..what font is that in AC??? It is so cute!!!

laterg8r said...

beautiful pages - love that you did one about the olympics :D

Stacey Michaud said...

Hi Suz!!!! How are you? You seem to be great...I love your new pages! Especially how you used the Webster's on the pet one! Thanks for your sweet post over on the PP are the best!Hugs!

Tabitha said...

Love the pages you created, Hope you recover fast

Michelle said...

Very cute pages! I love your handwriting! I don't remember if I've mentioned it before. I adore your what lo. Its too funny!